Category Archives: Events

8 to 8 is up again!

8-to-8-telephoneA very important message:

8 to 8 (the student run anonymous, confidential, listening service) is starting up for the semester. Call us anytime between 7pm-7am on weekdays or 7pm-10pm on Friday/Saturday at 860-685-7789 or chat with us through our website http://8-to-8.group.wesleyan.edu/ from 7pm-2am any night of the week. Our well-trained, committed, non-judgmental members are here to listen to your problems (or non problems). Please call us!

Seriously, 8 to 8 is awesome, and they’re there if you want to talk about anything at all. Call ’em! Beep ’em! Chat ’em thru the website!

WesEMT Information Session

emt-star-of-lifeUma Dieffenbach ’17 saves lives, and so can you:

Do you ever wonder what really happens in an ambulance? Are you interested in going to medical school and want to gain clinical experience treating patients in a prehospital setting? Do you like the underrated USA network television show Sirens?

Come to WesEMT‘s information session this Sunday, September 18th at 3 pm in Fisk 302! In this course you will learn how to treat and transport patients on an ambulance and become Emergency Medical Technician certified. Classes run every Sunday during the 2016-2017 school year. If you have any questions or cannot make the information session but are still interested in taking the class, please email Uma Dieffenbach at udieffenbach[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or stop by our table at the activities fair today!

Date: Sunday, September 18
Time: 3-4 PM
Place: Fisk 302

The Writing Workshop is Officially Open for the Semester!

spongebob-essay-memeFrom Ford Fellow Gabe Borelli ’16:

Writing is hard. Sometimes we make mistakes. But whether you like it, love it, or hate it, writing is a part of life here at Wes. And sometimes it’s hard to get our ideas into just the shape we want them.

But fear not! Professor Meg Furniss Weisberg and I have just the solution! We’re excited to announce that the Writing Workshop has officially re-opened its doors as of Monday, September 12th.

At the Writing Workshop a staff of trained peer tutors is available to meet with you at every stage of the writing process. You can meet with a tutor to discuss ideas for an upcoming assignment, edit a rough draft of a paper, or review a professor’s comments on completed work. Everyone is welcome and all services are free. Make an appointment through your E-portfolio (click on “Writing Workshop”) or stop by during drop-in hours. One-on-one appointment slots last 45 minutes (though you do not have to use the whole time period), and all Workshop Tutors will be taking drop-in students in the event that there are un-booked appointments when you decide to drop in.

If you have any questions, please contact Ford Fellow Gabriel Borelli at (860) 685-2440 or writingworks(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

For the writing workshop’s fall schedule, click through:

Are You Wesleying? Come to a Meeting to Find Out!

Join Wesleying, Wesleyan’s least absorbent campus publication!

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Wesleying has been going strong for ten whole years. We were founded in 2006 by Holly and ishuku just as the internet was becoming more of a thing, and they wanted to tell everyone where the parties were, and ask the hard, irreverent questions that no one too close to the administration wanted to ask.

The blog has taken on a lot of different forms and styles since it was created in 2006, and that’s what keeps it interesting for me. Wesleying is a platform for literally anything that you want to write about. We’ve also been financially and ideologically and just generally independent from the institution since we were founded in 2006, and we’re planning on keeping it that way. And in order to keep going strong, we need YOU.

If you’re a Wes student and can write sentences, we want you. If you feel like your voice isn’t heard on campus, we want to change that. This goes double if you’re queer, trans/nonbinary, a student of color, first gen, low income, or an international student. We want to put up with asshole commenters who will try to shut you down. If you have even a fraction of enough time to have opinions about what happens on our campus, or on the Internet, or in the even-vaguely-Wes-related rest of the world, share them with us and our readers.

Our first recruitment meeting is this Sunday from 4-5 PM in Booger-Boo Hall, room 112. Please come if you are interested in blogging about things and putting them on this website. I’ll be giving what will probably be a very awkward presentation about what Wesleying has been, is, and could/should be. If you want to join but can’t make it to this meeting, please (please!) email editors[at]wesleying[dot]org with the subject line “Recruitment” and tell us about yourself and why you want to join Wesleying.

Date: Sunday, September 18
Time: 4-5 PM
Place: The Artist Formerly Known As 41 Wyllys (Boger Hall), room 112
Why: Our Blog Could Be Your Life

We’re also going to be sitting at the WSA student group fair today looking incredibly antisocial, but this is just our default face, so please come talk to us! We can answer any specific or general questions about what we do and what it’s like to do what we do. But, we’ll have a more prepared recruitment pitch when we’re together again, or for the first time.

More about us after the jump:

Second Stage Presents: A Weekend of Workshops!

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Maya Herbsman ’17 writes in:

Ever wanted to learn more about ANY ASPECT OF THEATER? Want to meet some fun theater people? Want to find out how to get involved in student theater at Wes? COME CHECK OUT SECOND STAGE’S WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS!

Here is the schedule:

SATURDAY 9/17
2PM – ANYSTAGE INTEREST MEETING: Interested in student written work? Are you a playwright or a director looking for a project or just curious about what AnyStage is? Come learn with Maya Herbsman, May Treuhaft-Ali ’17, and Danielle Lobo ’19.
4PM – AUDIO WORKSHOP: Come learn the basics of audio with Anthony Sertel Dean ’17!

SUNDAY 9/18
2PM – LIGHTING/ELECTRICS WORKSHOP: Maia Golden ’17 and Phillip Heilbron ’18 will be teaching the building blocks of electrics and lighting on campus. If you want to get involved with lighting on campus, definitely plan to come to this!
3PM – GENIE TRAINING: Also important for lighting!! You get to go in the air it’s exciting
4PM – SHOP TRAINING: Interested in carpentry/set making/building? Come get trained on how to use power tools and other fun things by Nola Werlinich ’17. (*Closed toed shoes required for this workshop.*)

A NOTE: Being a carpenter and/or electrician are excellent ways to get involved in theater, so come check us out!

More workshops to come in a few weeks, if there’s something you’d like to learn that isn’t listed here, or if you have any questions, feel free to email Maya Herbsman at mherbsman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18
Time: Please see the above description
Location: The ’92 Theater

Facebook event here

Wesleyan Science Outreach Volunteer Training/Information Session

wessciFrom Alex Shames ’18:

Wesleyan Science Outreach travels every week to local Middletown public elementary schools to teach exciting, interactive science lessons to children. Those interested in engaging with the Middletown community and promoting early science education can come to our training session Sunday the 18th in Shanklin 107.

All are welcome and non-science majors are especially encouraged to sign up! Contact ashames[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or agarciasoto[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for more information.

Date: Sunday, September 18
Time: 12-1PM
Place: Shanklin 107

Apply to Marie Howe’s Master Class

poet marie howeZenzele Price ’18 has something for all you poets:

Apply for the Fall 2016 Masters Class with poet Marie Howe. While not for credit, this class is an opportunity to work closely with a tremendously talented writer. Her works include The Kingdom of Ordinary Time, What the Living Do, and The Good Thief. Her poems have also appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, Agni, Ploughshares, and Harvard Review. She has been the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the Guggenheim Fellowship.

All Wesleyan students are welcome to apply, but must be able to commit to all three dates. A (free!) dinner will be included after one class. Classes will meet at the Shapiro Center, 167 High Street on Wednesday, September 28th; Wednesday, October 19th; and Wednesday, November 9th. Each class will run from 6:00 – 8:30pm in the Shapiro Center. To apply, send a cover letter and writing sample to abloom[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. All applications must be submitted by September 18th.

Application Deadline: Sunday, September 18